“In law school I never had a chance to really test myself practically. With The College of Law I was now able to make arguments orally and stand on my own feet ”

 

Ojo Osaigbovo

Solicitor, Kirkeby & Co

 


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My name is Ojo Osaigbovo, I work as a lawyer in Melbourne.
 
I was looking for a platform where I could advocate those causes I was concerned about: human rights, refugees and issues that were synonymous with migrants. I've never had any regret studying law, I'm still very much passionate as I was before I went to law school.
 
During the PLT program, I was being lectured by lawyers who were still very much practising. I was able to feel like I was in a courtroom where was the one making the arguments and the lecturer acting in the form of a judge was giving me feedback. Whereas during my law school , I never had the opportunity to practicalise most of those theories. It was just learning the doctrine, which at times, can be boring.
 
The course was flexible, I could do it online and I could still be working while I'm doing it. Those are the main reasons why I felt it was going to be conducive for me at that point in time.
 
For each course you have an on-call lecturer who you could get back to through feedback or you can write to them directly so it was not remote at all. Every day I was able to ask questions to the lecturer and most times I would get answers in less than a few minutes.
 
In law school I never had a chance to really test myself practically. With The College of Law I was now able to make arguments orally stand on my feet.